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Planning a System Center 2012 - DPM Deployment

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

Before beginning to deploy System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) there are a number of planning steps you should complete.

  • Plan for DPM server deployment—Decide how you’ll deploy DPM servers—This includes the number of servers and their location, and the SQL Server database used by DPM.

  • Plan for data storage—Determine the storage requirements you’ll need to store replicas and recovery point for protected workloads.

  • Plan for data and workload protection—Decide what workloads and applications you want to protect, plan for protection groups, and for backup and recovery.

  • Plan for DPM security—Understand DPM security considerations, and learn about antivirus and firewall requirements, and the permissions model.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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